Posted on: May 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.
Posted on: April 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s national soccer team will be making its first New York appearance in decades for a match against Honduras at Citi Field on June 2. The match will coincide with New York’s annual Celebrate Israel parade, according to an announcement on Tuesday by the New York Mets, who play at the Queens ballpark. It will […]
Posted on: March 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A Greek soccer player has been banned for life from playing for the national team after giving the Nazi salute during a game. Giorgos Katidis, 20, who plays for the AEK Athens team, gave the salute after scoring the winning goal in a match on March 15, the same day Greek Jews marked the 70th […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The 20-year-old Katidis is pleading ignorance.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The need for such a Shabbat-considerate tournament came up last winter, when the basketball team of Houston’s Beren Academy had reached the semifinals, only to become the center of a national controversy.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
This martial artist is 21, Jewish, Brazilian and a woman. Her name is Camila Minakawa. She also is a judo champ, so it is a lot safer for Israel that she is on our side – she made aliyah on Wednesday.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The Palestinian Authority is just as stubborn as Shimon Peres. Every time he tries to resurrect it, the PA buries it deeper. This time around, they kicked his “soccer peace” game in the teeth.
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel UAV drones, usually used to by Brazil to guard its borders, will be hovering over FIFA’s Confederation Cup games this year to protect players and fans from terrorists.
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, had an appendectomy. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had his appendix removed on Saturday night at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and stayed overnight at the hospital, CBS Sports reported Sunday, citing a team news release. Casspi was to be re-evaluated on Sunday. He had been […]
Posted on: February 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Shimon Peres and the head of the Barcelona soccer club announced on Thursday a special soccer match for peace that will include players from the Palestinian Authority. President Peres told club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference, “I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to launch this project together. Your club […]
Posted on: February 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
On Friday, arsonists burnt down the Jerusalem offices of Beitar Jerusalem. The teams trophies, memorabilia, historical uniforms and more were destroyed in the fire, started by a Molotov cocktail thrown into the office. Beitar Jerusalem has once again become riled in controversy ever since the recent and rabid displays of racism on the part of a […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
What do IDF soldiers and Super Bowl football players in common? They take charge, never back down and are team players. For example: IDF soldier Asaf Katz.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Art Modell, who died in September, helped make pro football a multi-billion dollar empire, but the late Jewish owner of the Ravens won’t make it into the Hall of Fame, at least not this time.
Posted on: January 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman, to improve their pigskin prowess.
Posted on: January 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
British soccer fans reportedly wrote anti-Semitic messages on the Facebook page of a local British club shortly after it hired an Israeli player.
Posted on: January 11th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Café Rimon used great court vision and ball movement, dishing out plenty of assist to win a thrilling 41-38 game over the Atoms, in the Red & Dr. Murray’s Israel Basketball League. Captain Manny Topas credited Café Rimon’s exemplary teamwork with the victory. “We’re always looking to dish, to set the table for each other,” said Topas, predicting […]
Posted on: January 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
New guidelines issued by the Italian Interior Ministry govern how police may halt or interrupt a soccer match because of racist or anti-Semitic behavior by fans or on the pitch.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
City of Gold kept a perfect record and the top spot in the Red and Dr. Murrays Israel Basketball League, earning a 75-69 victory over BMT Alumni. Reigning MVP Yisrael Feld led City of Gold, with a combination of pin-point location assists and slashing drives to the hoop, to pace a 10-point halftime lead. BMT […]
Posted on: January 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.
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